Our Payment Options

Common Payment Options Available For Your Next Dentist Appointment

Many individuals back out of dental treatments because of the presumed high costs.  Our office in Sarasota, FL, makes sure that everyone is properly guided through all available payment options.

There are several methods of payment that can be used for our dental services. Many people prefer paying in cash, while credit cards are also commonly used.  Dental insurance helps cover many dental procedures.

Below is a quick overview of all the payment methods available at Comfortable Care Dental in Sarasota, FL.

Personal Checks

Paying by check is more of an outdated mode of payment, and not many service providers accept personal checks anymore. It is recommended to verify if a dental office accepts this before the appointment.

Paying with a check is assumed to be a long process, but in reality, it is not. If you need to use a personal check or make a bank transfer, our office is happy to provide you with all the necessary details.  Such details may include the receiver’s name, account number, etc.

Credit Cards

Today, many people prefer paying with their credit cards more than any other payment method. Thousands of credit card transactions are made every minute around the world.

Credit cards are found to be convenient and safer to carry around.

Several credit card companies offer many attractive benefits on transactions. Paying for dental services through credit cards not only fix your dental problems, but can also help improve your credit. The two most common dental treatments that are paid for through credit cards are cosmetic treatments and surgical procedures, such as extractions.

We accept the majority of credit cards to provide the maximum convenience.

Cash

Approximately 42% of all dentistry payments are made through cash and direct payments. This is because many patients find it convenient to pay in cash and clear the transaction fees upfront. It also saves the individual from going through their insurance company to have the dental costs covered.

It is also common for patients to pay for half of their treatment in cash and have the remaining portion covered through insurance. However, this should be approved before beginning your procedure.

CareCredit

Our office accepts CareCredit, a healthcare credit card that is used to pay for out-of-pocket expenses not covered by medical insurance. CareCredit is subject to credit approval, but once you are accepted, you can use it again and again. CareCredit is a great option if you're on a budget, in that you can pay for your dental expenses in installments. Ask us about CareCredit today! Applying is easy, and we are here to answer any questions.

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Insurance

Medical insurance is definitely an important tool for effectively managing your budget. Insurance companies cover most of your health expenses, saving you from paying out of your pocket. Dental insurance is also a type of medical coverage that provides coverage for certain dental expenses. It can be offered as a part of the overall medical indemnity or as a separate policy. To better assist patients, our office in Sarasota, FL, also processes treatment compensations through dental insurance.

As this method of payment has a few additional details that need to be dealt with before the payment is transferred, it is suggested that the you verify with your insurance provider before beginning treatment.

It is important to make sure your insurance plan is currently active, since many polices go into effect several months after application approval. You are also advised to ensure that the treatment you will be receiving is covered by your insurance company.

Apart from settling details with the providers, it is also recommended that you confirm with our office that insurance coverage is accepted. Some insurance companies may not be registered with our office.

In some cases, your insurance may allow you to pay in cash, then offer a reimbursement after the appointment.

Many people find it difficult to understatnd the insurance payment process. In order to help, call our ofice, and we will clear up any doubts you may have.

If you would like to schedule your dental appointment, you can call us at 941-366-8510 or visit us today at our office. We have a dedicated team to answer any questions.